John Grant, a member with host Dave Lindorff of the ThisCantBeHappening.net collective and a Vietnam War veteran and long-time peace activist, talks about a Veterans for Peace campaign to counter the Pentagon's latest PR initiative to rewrite the history of the Vietnam War. Grant says the VFP's Vietnam War Full Disclosure Project is pressing the Pentagon to correct the historical falsehoods in it's 50th Year Commemoration of the Vietnam War program. As part of that, the Full Disclosure Project is also asking veterans as well as peace activists who worked against that war to write "letters to the Wall" which will be delivered on Memorial Day to the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC.
Harold Wanless, a leading climatologist and geologist based at the University of Miami, returns to the "This Can't Be Happening!" program after a year to revisit his claim that global warming and sea level rise are going to be much more dramatic than the consensus predictions of the UN Climate Committee, NASA, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and other groups. With recent reports of faster melting on Greenland and in both the Eastern and Western Antarctic, Wanless tells host Dave Lindorff we are now facing a catastrophe that could see sea levels rising by more than 20 feet by the end of the century, and perhaps, if methane begins seriously erupting from the Arctic seafloor, even reduced oxygen levels that could threaten mammals, including humans.